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  • Brady joins effort to have money from busted drug lord help pay for border wall
    Posted in In The News on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security

    By: John S. Marshall U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, is joining an effort to have billions of dollars the U.S. is seeking to seize from a man once considered to be one of the world's richest and most powerful druglords go towards helping to pay for President Trump's proposed border wall. Brady is co-sponsoring the so-called El Chapo Act, or H.R. 2186, a bill that would take the estimated $14 billion the federal government says Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman, commonly known as "El Chapo," amas... Read more

  • Let’s Make El Chapo Pay for the Wall
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady joined Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) in calling to reserve billions of dollars seized from Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán and other drug lords to pay for increased border security, including a border wall. After signing on as an original co-sponsor of H.R. 2186, the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act, Congressman Brady issued the following statement: For decades, drug lords like El C... Read more

  • Breitbart Texas: Border Security Expenses
    Posted in In The News on January 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security

    EXCLUSIVE: Feds Should Reimburse Texas for Border Security Expenses, Say Congressmen Two key congressional leaders told Breitbart Texas the federal government should reimburse the Lone Star State for border security expenditures. The comments from two committee chairmen follows a request from Texas House Republican leadership requesting reimbursement of $2.8 billion spent by the state on defending the state’s southern border with Mexico. The Texas legislative leaders met on the second day of the... Read more

  • Protecting Our Borders
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2016. This bipartisan legislation authorizes the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to negotiate alternative financing arrangements for certain services and the construction and maintenance of infrastructure at land ports of entry. U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady released the following statement: “The bill is a solution to help Customs and Border Protection enforce our trade laws, ... Read more

  • Brady Calls Out the White House and Senate Democrats Over Zika Funding Failures
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security

    “The House approved a $1.1 billion agreement but Senate Democrats refuse to approve the funding. Why? Because there is no earmarks for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. The Obama White House has also failed to quickly distribute available funding to fight the virus. This is outrageous.” Read more

  • High Court Crushes President Obama’s Executive Amnesty Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security

    “The Constitution won today, as did Texas. Every court in the nation has now sided with the Congress sending the strong message that under the Constitution, Presidents don’t write laws through executive action – only Congress writes laws. Read more

  • Monday Morning Memo Podcast for May 2, 2016
    Posted in In The News on May 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, Your Taxes, Health Care, Border Security

    In this week’s Monday Morning Memo podcast, the People's House is hard at work protecting your email privacy and solutions for our dismal economic recovery including help for American manufacturers. Read more

  • Brady Acts to Restore Congress’ Power Over Iran Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security

    Washington, DC — Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement on the passage of H.R.3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act which requires Congress’ certification before the President can lifts sanctions on financial institutions in Iran. “This restores the power of Congress, not President Obama, to determine if financial sanctions are lifted on Iran. Why is the White House enabling more terror and weapons for Iran to use against America and our friend Israel? America’s... Read more

  • Monday Morning Memo Podcast for January 25, 2016
    Posted in Monday Morning Memo on January 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Border Security

    In this week’s Monday Morning Memo podcast, the Senate continues to fail to pass House bills on key issues like cracking down on Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S. As the President chooses Tehran over Texas to implement the terrible Iran Nuclear Agreement that the House voted to stop and the Senate failed to action on, President Obama vetoes another common sense bill to stop EPA overreach. Read more

  • MYTH vs. FACT: Omnibus Legislation
    Posted in News Item on December 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, Spending Reform, Your Taxes, Border Security

    Myth: The omnibus gives Obama everything he wants. Fact: Don’t let Democrat and media spin distract you from Republican victories. I was one of the leaders to remove the decades-long ban on exporting crude oil, which is estimated to create more than 300,000 jobs in Texas. I voted to gut the job-killing, over regulating EPA, setting the agency back more than 25 years. With recent terrorist attacks, the bill also puts increased security clearance processes in place to prevent foreign terrorists fr... Read more